Bandits kill six in Benue

Bandits on Tuesday attacked Gugur community in  Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State and killed six people.

Sources said the bandits rode on motorcycles to attack the community between 9 pm and 10 pm.

Confirming the incident, the chairman of the local government, Shaku Justine, said the bandits attacked the community between 9 pm and 10 pm on Tuesday.

Justine said, “It’s true that the incident happened yesterday between 9 pm and 10:00 pm; six people were killed in the community.”

The LGA chairman said he and the lawmaker representing Katsina-Ala in the state House of Assembly had visited the community for an on-the-spot assessment and claimed that normalcy was returning to the village.

When contacted, the spokesperson for the state command, Catherine Anene, said she was yet to receive the report.

Author: Maureen Ikpeama

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